Length: 22 Min.
Emergency Platform, Rig & Vessel Abandonment
When an emergency on board an offshore platform, rig or vessel takes place, personnel need to know how to respond without "panic" in order to increase their chances of survival. This program covers controlled and uncontrolled abandonment's and the various means of escape available including lifeboats, liferafts, and water entry. The importance of the station bill, holding realistic drills, types of alarms, environmental risks of fire and water, and the benefits of a positive attitude and extensive training are discussed and demonstrated at actual offshore and maritime locations.
...establishing a set of priorities during an emergency situation will increase your chances of survival. There are seven objectives commonly referred to in safety manuals as good guidelines. platform abandonment.jpg (7701 bytes)
In summary, these include "recognition"- find out what type of emergency is facing you (delayed or immediate) and what actions should be taken. It's important to recognize quickly that you're in trouble and to take action.
"Inventory" - Look around and take into account those items that will work for you and those that will work against you.
"Shelter" - you require anything that protects you from a hostile environment including clothing, PFD, and survival craft.
"Signals" - you have to attract attention to yourself in order to be rescued. These include pyrotechnics such as flares and smoke signals, mirrors, lights, whistles, dye and radios. orderly line for lifeboat.jpg (8299 bytes)
"Water" -It is essential that you drink fresh water only. Lifeboats and rafts are usually supplied with prepackaged supplies. A person can survive for a few days without water depending on his dehydration rate. You should never drink saltwater or urine as a last resort. It could worsen matters. "Food"....